New Japan Pro Wrestling has announced Flip Gordon and El Desperado will no longer compete at the Best Of the Super Juniors tournament.
The company issued a statement which revealed El Desperado is dealing with an injury, and Flip Gordon is dealing with visa issues preventing him to enter the country.
El Desperado suffered a broken jaw at this past Tuesday’s TakaTaichi Mania 2 event at Korakuen Hall.
Flip Gordon spoke with Fightful and explained the visa issues stemmed from a miscommunication. “It was a miscommunication with the consulate” Gordon stated.
Gordon explained he originally had a visa to work New Japan’s Honor Rising tour in February. Gordon was issued a short-term visa, rather than a re-entry visa, which could have allowed him to gain entry both times.
Gordon missed the Honor Rising tour in February due to injury, and his newly sent certificate was lost in the mail, preventing him from gaining entry to the country for the Best of Super Juniors tournament.
New Japan Pro Wrestling issued the following statement.
Changes were made today to the B Block of Best of the Super Juniors 26, as El Desperado has been forced to withdraw due to injury, and Flip Gordon has encountered visa issues.
On May 7 at the TakaTaichi Mania 2 event in Korakuen Hall, Desperado suffered a broken jaw during his match with Jun Kasai. Under doctor’s orders, Desperado will be unable to compete.
Flip Gordon was not issued a proper visa in time to enter Japan, and has reluctantly been forced to withdraw from the tournament.
New Japan Pro Wrestling sincerely apologizes to fans who were looking forward to seeing Gordon and Desperado participate in Best of the Super Juniors 26. We appreciate your understanding.
Changes Made To NXT Takeover: WarGames Match Card
Tonight during NXT on USA, changes were made to the NXT Takeover: WarGames card.
It was announced that Matt Riddle will no longer compete in the Men’s WarGames match, and will instead face Finn Balor in a singles match. Dominik Dijakovic has replaced Matt Riddle in the WarGames match.
Johnny Gargano was originally scheduled to face Finn Balor, but due to an injury announced during last night’s WWE Backstage event, he will no longer compete. Gargano is reportedly suffering a neck injury.
NXT UK Women’s Champion Kay Lee Ray made an appearance, assisting Io Shirai in winning a Ladder Match against Mia Yim in the main event of the show. Kay Lee Ray is expected to be the final member of Team Baszler at NXT Takeover.
NXT Takeover: WarGames Match Card
- War Games Match: Rhea Ripley, Candice LeRae, Tegan Nox and Mia Yim vs. Shayna Baszler, Io Shirai, Bianca Belair and Kay Lee Ray
- War Games Match: The Undisputed Era (Adam Cole, Bobby Fish, Kyle O’Reilly and Roderick Strong) vs. Tommaso Ciampa, Keith Lee, Dominik Dijakovic, and TBA
- Finn Bálor vs. Matt Riddle
NXT Takeover: WarGames will emanate from the Allstate Arena on 11/23 in Chicago, IL.
First Time Ever Women’s Tag Team Tables, Ladders, Chairs Match Advertised For WWE TLC
Local advertising for WWE’s next PPV following Survivor Series has begun.
WWE will host TLC at the Target Center in Minneapolis, MN on on 12/15.
According to advertising sent to the Target Center, the following matches are currently penciled in for the event.
- TLC Match: King Corbin vs. Roman Reigns
- First Time Ever Women’s Tag Team TLC Match: Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch vs. The Kabuki Warriors (Women’s Tag Team Championship Match)
- Rusev vs. Bobby Lashley
WWE returns to the Twin Cities with its first Pay Per View in over two years! See your favorite superstars put their bodies and careers in jeopardy including:
ROMAN REIGNS vs. KING CORBIN (in a Tables, Ladders & Chairs Match)
BECKY LYNCH & CHARLOTTE vs. KABUKI WARRIORS (for the FIRST TIME EVER for the Women’s Tag Team Championship a Tables, Ladders & Chairs Match)
RUSEV vs. BOBBY LASHLEY w/ LANA
…. and more! *Card is subject to change*
Local advertising usually has placeholder matches, which are subject to change. WWE advertising a Women’s TLC Match would indicate that they are in talks to host that match at the event.
ACH Announces He Quit WWE, No Longer Wants To Be Known As Jordan Myles (Video)
Following several weeks of is controversy involving a t-shirt design, Albert Hardie Jr. aka Jordan Myles took so social media to announce he has quit WWE.
In a video posted on social media, ACH states he is no longer employed with WWE, and he refuses to work for racists.
“As of today, I’d like to officially announce that I quit f—ing WWE. I am no longer employed, I refuse to work for racists… I f—ing quit. F— them. I hate that f—ing company and everything they f—ing stand for. All they ever did was hold our f—ing people back. I do this s— for the culture. I don’t need anyone’s f—ing permission to do what I want to do. Screw Jordan Myles, don’t ever call me by that slave name. Call me ACH and don’t forget the Super, b—! I quit!”
Check out the video below, word of caution, the language is NSFW.
ACH aka Jordan Myles has quit WWE. pic.twitter.com/Hef4zI9rHb
— HeelByNature.com (@HeelByNatureYT) November 13, 2019
ACH has been vocal on social media following a scrapped t-shirt design WWE released in September.
No word from WWE whether he has been released from the company.
Thanks to comicbook.com for the transcription.